Movies are my life. Ok, not really. In the real world I am a high school history teacher who loves movies, but in a fantasy world I would review movies professionally. I place the blame of my movie addiction on my mother. I remember Saturdays where my mother stopped me from doing chores and sit with her to watch South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof or It Happned One Night.
In high school, I would come home from school to watch old movies on TCM and AMC. My favorite actors were Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell and Myrna Loy. It probably goes without saying, but my friends thought I was a little weird.
When I was a freshman in college I took a film class and loved every minute of it. Watching at least two movies a week for class? My dad was suspicious; I was in heaven. College also introduced me to foreign films and a entire new world of film was opened up to me. Oh, and I also became a film snob!
These days, as the price of movie tickets rise, and home entertainment systems can make going to the movie theater a chore, I still can not walk away from the movie experience. What kind of a review will I be? To help fill out this biography a little more, here is a list of my all time favorite movies:
* Auntie Mame
* The English Patient
* The Matrix
* L.A. Confidential
Also, I offer some examples of my rating scale from movies I've seen within the last year:
*10 (perfect): No Country for Old Men
*5 (a good time filler): Sweeney Todd
*1 (those are two hours of my life I can't get back): Transformers (I just can't take moralizing robots)
So! This is me and my movie thoughts in a nut shell.